Border Patrol shelves plans for California flights

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol on Sunday canceled flights scheduled to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, but the plans could be reinstated, an official said. It was unclear why Monday’s flights for San Diego...

Military considers shopping perk for most veterans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation’s veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods — a perk that is currently available only to a small minority. The change is...
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Countdown starts for World Cup 2nd round

The Netherlands soccer team arrive for a training session at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The Netherlands will play Chile in a match that will decide the winner of Group B at the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) The Netherlands...
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US draws, Belgium advances, Algeria wins

Portugal’s Silvestre Varela heads the ball past United States’ goalkeeper Tim Howard to score his side’s second goal and tie the game 2-2 during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday,...
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BRAZIL BEAT: Redemption for Algeria coach

Algeria’s head coach Vahid Halilhodzic celebrates after his side won the game 4-2 in the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Algeria’s head...

Marathon bombings suspects’ friends due in court

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a...
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5 Things to Know about women’s medical care at VA

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon, right, reads a letter from the Veterans Affairs Depart, as she holds her 2-month-old Abbagayle in Greenville, S.C. Gallmon said that her local VA office had authorized her to see a private physician during her pregnancy, so...
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AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon holds her 2-month-old Abbagayle Gallmon while at her home in Greenville, S.C. Gallmon said that her local VA office had authorized her to see a private physician during her pregnancy, so she went to an emergency room after...
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Aaron Hernandez taken for brief hospital visit

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez listens to the prosecution’s summary of facts as he is arraigned on homicide charges at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Hernandez pleaded not guilty in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu...
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Friends mourn hiker who ‘showed us the way’

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...